Here Come the Judges!

Cary Creative Center (“C3”) is proud to announce the panel of judges who will determine the winners of the Reuse Art Show!  The Art Show will showcase how reuse materials can be transformed into meaningful works of art.  It’s Make Art, Not Waste in action.

The challenge to our artists is to incorporate a repurposed element into their creations.  The challenge to our judges is to determine two winners: the Best Overall and Best Incorporation of Reuse Materials.  The challenge to #BohemianBash event goers is to vote for their favorite(s) pieces to see which artist will take home the prize for Popular Vote.  Many pieces will be available for purchase, too.

So, we would like to introduce our esteemed judges.  Each is an artist in her own right and active in the local arts community.


Cynthia DeisCynthia Deis is a jewelry designer and craft educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  The mother of two, she works with her husband in her bead store, Ornamentea where she teaches, designs and plays with beads.  Her work often incorporates mixed media and layering.  She has designed and produced jewelry for Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and J.Jill.  Her projects are often featured in magazines and blogs.  Click here to view a library of her current DIY design tutorials.


Olivia Promo PhotoOlivia Woodford joined The Scrap Exchange in Durham as Development Director this past winter and is using her 25 years of nonprofit administrative experience to help fuel the creative reuse revolution.  She was the program director for Health Arts Network at Duke, Development Director for Revels in Boston, Artistic Director of Healing Theatre in Asheville and was the Staff Development Director at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA.  She is jazzed to work with great people who are passionate about reducing waste and bringing creativity to the many possibilities of reuse.


Paulette WrightPaulette B. Wright is a self-taught, award winning artist.  She is a respected painter and photographer.  As president of the Fine Arts League of Cary (“FALC”), Paulette is a hands-on leader, and has helped FALC achieve notoriety among artists.



The Art Show will take place at the Make Art, Not Waste Bohemian Bash on 17 July 2014 at Cypress Manor in Cary, NC.  It’s not too late for artists to register a piece for submission.  Get your tickets to the #BohemianBash!

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